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Large American Martyrs Lot for Sale in Manhattan Beach

We just listed this oversized, 6,688 sqft lot in the American Martyrs area of Manhattan Beach for $2,899,000.  This is an  ideal development opportunity for a savvy buyer/developer who wants to build a home that’s just a short stroll from Live Oak park, Martyrs and Pacific elementary schools, downtown Manhattan Beach and the surf and sand of one of California’s best beaches.

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1800 N Ardmore – Current Site

This magnificent plot of land, with 166 feet of frontage on 18th Street (one of the best streets in the American Martyrs district), has been cleared and can be developed for spec or as the owner’s dream home.

Included are fully approved and permitted plans for a 6-bedroom, 5200 square foot contemporary masterpiece with basement designed by renowned architect Daryl Olesinski of O Plus L Building Projects. The plans are available for review.

American Martyrs with an Island Flair

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

Another of our brand new Manhattan Beach homes, this 6-bedroom, 7-bath American Martyrs masterpiece from premiere builders Titan and Co was designed with the architecture of the British West Indies in mind. Offered at $4,799,000.

Modern Beach Plantation in the Hill Section

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

Brand new construction in the Manhattan Beach Hill section. This contemporary take on the beach plantation has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and almost 5,100 sqft of living space on a 7,500 sqft lot. At the new price of $4,699,000, this home is worth a look if you want a very special and brand spanking new home in the Hill section.

The Contemporary Craftsman – Pushing The Craftsman Envelope

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

If you’ve traveled down Pacific Avenue in the Manhattan Beach Tree section between Rosecrans and Valley, you’ve probably spotted this home at 3105 Pacific Avenue. Designed by local architect Stephen Jones as his family’s personal residence, he dubbed the style “Contemporary Craftsman” in a recent Wall Street Journal article (“Home Buyers Embrace The Contemporary Craftsman […]

Predictions For The Real Estate Market in 2015

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

Most experts are forecasting an increase in both the number of homes sold and home sale prices nationwide for 2015. Read their predictions here.

New Home Price Record? Missed It By That Much

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

Now that 1904 The Strand in Manhattan Beach has closed for an eye-popping sale price of $15,750,000, the question immediately come to mind “Is this a record high home sale price in Manhattan Beach?” Surprisingly, due to two separate off-market sales – one in the Hill section and another a corner Strand lot – the answer is no. Read more here.

Cash Is King At The Beach

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

Buying all cash with no mortgage? Why? Here are some reasons.

Hermosa Valley High?

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

Looks like the developers of a massive Hermosa Valley home on El Oeste Drive (still under construction) are intent on setting a new sale price record for this neighborhood by a country mile. Read more here.

Nondisclosure of Defects in Residential Sales – Seller Beware!

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

Almost every residential real estate sale requires the seller to complete a transfer disclosure statement, also known in the industry as a TDS. This 3-page form compels the seller to tell the buyer everything about the home that could adversely and materially affect its value. But we’ve seen cases – two in Manhattan Beach – where the seller appeared not to disclose a material defect or nuisance to the buyer. Read more here.

What $2 Million Buys in Manhattan Beach – 2007 to Present

Real Estate Edge by Mike Michalski & Sachi Fujita

So what will $2 million buy in Manhattan Beach? Over the last seven years, the answer to that question has changed dramatically. Read more here.

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